A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Ashtead or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation claims must be made within three years in the majority of cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

What is my claim worth?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Ashtead

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of trained road traffic accident solicitors have decades of experience in getting optimum damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Ashtead.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Ashtead are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 5,408. Incidents in Ashtead in 2013 included collisions on the A243 and M25 roundabout and on the A243 and A244 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Ashtead

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from office workers to aid workers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident statistics for the Mole Valley local authority are detailed under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive:

Workplace accidents in Mole Valley Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related114
Explosives related010
Exposure to harmful substance101
Fall from height524
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)300
Lifting and handling injuries36119
Slip, trip, fall same level302516
Struck against620
Hit by vehicle010
Hit by object15128

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Other claims

Ashtead lawyers for serious injury compensation

Quittance understand the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on a claimant, injury compensation enables them to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded figures underscore the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Surrey. These types of accident are quite often the cause of accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle or a fire related accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken collarbones experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with trips having occurred on Kingston Rd and on Barnettwood Lane.

Medical negligence in Ashtead

Medical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want answers instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.

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Ashtead No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Ashtead and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Ashtead, from short-term injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do you have of injury claims in Ashtead?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Ashtead, Surrey and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Surrey get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents due to poor road conditions to accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Picking the right solicitor

In many cases a claim for compensation will take some months to reach a conclusion. In cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide practical advice and expert legal guidance.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Look into Ashtead personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Researching reviews can be a good place to start if you are weighing up which lawyer to act for you.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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